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date: 14 November 2019

Warren, Earllocked

(19 March 1891–09 July 1974)
  • Paul Finkelman

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Warren, Earl (19 March 1891–09 July 1974), chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, governor of California, and attorney general of California, was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Erik Methias “Matt” Warren, a railroad repairman, and Christine “Crystal” Hernlund. Both of Warren’s parents came to the United States as young children, his father from Norway and his mother from Sweden. They were married in Minneapolis but moved to California in the 1880s. After the 1894 Pullman strike at the Southern Pacific Railroad in Los Angeles Matt Warren was blacklisted, but he later found employment as a repairman at the new Southern Pacific facilities in Sumner, California, a town later annexed by nearby Bakersfield....

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